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Cowbird design symposium

Digital, Graphic Design, Magazine / Newspaper

Posted by Mark Sinclair, 19 February 2013, 13:06    Permalink    Comments (1)

The relationship between print and digital is a subject close to our hearts at CR and it's set to be the focus of the Cowbird design symposium on the 7-8 March, organised by Norwich University of the Arts...

CR's editor Patrick is among a strong line-up of practitioners set to talk at the two-day event, which is curated by the university's graphics course leader, Andrew Campbell, and will be chaired by Adrian Shaughnessy.

Speakers confirmed to date include Michael C Place, Build; Vivian Rosenthal, GoldRun; Jonathan Puckey, Moniker; Andy Stevens, Graphic Thought Facility; Craig Oldham, Design by Music; Vera-Maria Glahn, Field; Matt Ward, DWFE; Denise Wilton, Berg; Hamish Muir, 8VO/Outcast Editions; Tom Roope, The Rumpus Room; and Måns Tesch, Tesch.

"It is a real opportunity to explore issues that are relevant to both industry and education," says Campbell. "Whilst we acknowledge the relevance of commercial activity, we also challenge our students to question (graphic) design as an output, a practice and a profession.

"What is the future of the distributed text; the book, magazine, newspaper and poster? What are opportunities afforded by tablets, e-readers, smart phones, augmented reality, social media, digital displays, and new practices such as crowdsourcing, coding, data sharing, and social reading?"

Cowbird will take place at Open, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4SF on 7-8 March and tickets are £100 each. Further details on booking a place are at nua.ac.uk/cowbird, or call Fay Harris on +44(0)1603 886394 (card bookings only).

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1 Comment

I was going to post something dry about the name and how it must be the first time it's ever been used... but then http://cowbird.com
Luke Tonge
2013-02-19 17:26:30


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